Pundits slam Sarri over Chelsea tactics and Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea fans are right to be unhappy with Maurizio Sarri despite the win at Cardiff, according to Jermaine Jenas.

Angry Blues fans again called for Sarri to be sacked as the team performed poorly against the Bluebirds before winning with two late goals.

And pundit Jenas believes the style of play Sarri is insisting upon simply isn’t right for Chelsea.

Asked on Match of the Day 2 if he understood why the fans were calling for Sarri to go, former Tottenham and England midfielder Jenas said: “I can, yes. Until Eden Hazard comes onto the pitch it was boring. It was passing the ball for the sake of passing the ball.

“The two goals they scored were from people getting balls into the box eventually. But it was very much sideways pass, sideways pass, go backwards, go backwards.

“That is not what Chelsea are about, so I have to understand their frustration.”

Meanwhile, Jenas’ fellow pundit Stephen Warnock criticised Sarri for resting Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante and yet again overlooking Callum Hudson-Odoi.

“Kante’s one of the fittest players in the Premier League – loves playing football,” said the former Liverpool and England left-back.

“Hazard, a breath of fresh air every time he plays – you want him to play and need him to play.

“The big one for me is Hudson-Odoi, just come off the back of playing for England – starring for England in the game.

“Play him. Get him full of confidence and attacking people.”




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